Directly in front of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Hotel at the western end of Waikiki, Kahanamoku Beach features a breakwater and pier with coral running between them. This provides a nice swimming area that is relatively safe for kids. The pier at Kahanamoku Beach is used to provide water taxi service for submarine cruises and catamaran boat cruises.
Swimming, sunbathing, surfing, people watching.
The nice grassy area fronting Kahanamoku Beach provides a great place to relax amidst all the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.
Need to Know
Kahanamoku Beach is named after the legendary Hawaiian hero Duke Kahanamoku (1890-1968) who was an Olympic swimming champion and later became a movie star as well as the Sheriff of Honolulu.
A lifeguard tower is located at Central Waikiki Beach near the Waikiki Police substation.
Restrooms, showers, and food concessions are located at numerous spots along the beach on Kalakaua Avenue.
Along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki.